Top 10 No. 2 overall picks in NFL Draft History

The No. 2 pick has been a home for Hall of Famers
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2. Marshall Faulk, Indianapolis Colts (1994)

Taking a smaller running back San Diego State No. 2 overall was a risk, but Faulk provided elite play during his five years in Indianapolis. When he moved to St. Louis, however, Faulk was the main engine on a Rams offense that just may be the best ever, all while putting up video game-type numbers as a runner and receiver.

Faulk is fifth all-time in yards from scrimmage with over 19,000 total, all while piling up four straight seasons of at least 2,100 yards. With an MVP, three straight Offensive Player of the Year awards, seven Pro Bowls, and six All-Pro teams, Faulk has a legitimate case to be named the greatest running back of his era.

Lawrence Taylor is the best No. 2 pick in NFL Draft history

1. Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants (1981)

Don't the Saints still rue the day they picked George Rogers? Taylor is considered by many to be the greatest and most impactful defensive player in NFL history by many, and his list of accolades from his time with the Giants certainly backs up that notion.

An eight-time First Team All-Pro player with 132.5 sacks in his career, Taylor has two Defensive Player of the Year nods and is the most recent defensive player to win MVP. This comes with teams centering their entire gameplan around stopping only him. And it still didn't work. Taylor was one of a kind.